Be a Star with New Embossing Techniques

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! In today’s crafting tutorial, I will be sharing two easy ways to upgrade the basic embossing techniques using a Brilliant Ink and embossing power or MBoss.  This is a great idea for any occasion, however like summer is around the corner, I created a Patriotic Card honoring 4th of July.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour

Directions:

 

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Step 1:

Select a piece of card stock and embossing folder. Use a piece of cardstock larger than the folder. Dry emboss it in the normal way using your die cut machine. 

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Step 2:

Pick a brayer or any type of roller to add ink to the emboss design. Noticed that you can use any face of the embossed piece to develop this technique. I am using Brilliance Pearlescent Sly Blue and Shimmer White Cardstock.

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Step 3:

Ink your brayer completely and apply the Brilliance Ink over the surface with a soft movement. You don’t want to transfer the ink to the debossed part.

 

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Step 4:

Repeat the step 3, until you are satisfied with the color of the layer. In my sample, I made this step three times to have a great covering.

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Step 5:

Create the card base and layers that you wanted to use. In this model I am using white card base, and blue die cut layer to create a contrast. Resize your inked embossed piece to use it as top layer over the die cut piece. Select a shadow die set with a sentiment or any other type of image to create a window over your inked layer. Don’t paste your layers yet.

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Step 6:

With the shadow or die base of your die cut, create a window over the inked layer. If you want you can save the die cut layer to use in another project.

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Step 7:

Paste the inked embossed layer over the die cut layer using your favorite adhesive. If you want to have more dimension, you can use foam tape. Paste the decorative piece over the card base. 

Cut the word or image according with the die cut that you selected.

 

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Step 8:

With masking tape, cover the half of the die cut word and made a partial hot embossing using VersaMark Ink and your favorite color of embossing powder or MBoss. In my model, I am using the Metallic Berry. 

Don’t remove the masking tape if you want to repeat the above step and obtain shinier and dimension with the hot embossing. I repeated this step twice.

 

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Step 9:

Paste the embossed word and decorate with a complement sentiment and/or embellishments. I used a tiny sentiment stamped with Memento Paris Dusk and a few die cut stars in white cardstock.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Brilliance – Pearlescent Sky Blue

• VersaMark – Clear

• MBoss – Metallic Berry

 

Other:

• Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Embossing Folder Wave Length

• Joy Clair Designs – White Smooth Cardstock and Loopy Rectangle Slimline Dies.

• Birch Press Design – Big Sending Sugar Scrip

• Scrapbook Adhesives – Crafty Foam Tape

• Die Cut Machine

• Heat Tool

• Brayer

 

• Heat Tool

• Brayer

 

Hello Summer Mermaid Infinite Shaker Card

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By Annie Collins

– Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fun infinite shaker card featuring a variety of Imagine Crafts Products.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes + Drying Time

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Creative Medium: Metallic Gold

• VersaMagic Inks: Sea Breeze, Ocean Depth, Sage, Pink Grapefruit, Aspen Mist, Pretty Petunia, Mango, Turquoise Gem, Wheat & Thatched Straw

• Memento Markers: Angel Pink, Rose Bud, and Desert Sand

•Imagine Crafts Embossing Powder : Iridescent

Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spray: Frost

Imagine Crafts: Tear It! Tape

Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue

Imagine Crafts: Craft Mat

Other products:

• Recollections Brand Stamp & Stencil: Enchanted Collection- Mermaid & Friends Set

• Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White

• Recollections Brand 65# Cardstock: Dark Blue

• Accent Brand 80# Ultra Smooth Cardstock: Opaque White

• Tree House Studio Sequins: Mermaids & Tails

• Picket Fence Studios Sequins: Spike Ocean

• Packaging 

 

Ink Colors on images:

Background: Sea Breeze

Sentiment: Ocean Depth

Dolphin: Aspen Mist

Fish: Mongo

Mermaid: Turquoise Gem & Pretty Petunia

Sand Dollar: Wheat

Seahorse: Thatched Straw

Starfish: Pink Grapefruit

Seashells: Sage, Pretty Petunia, & Sea Breeze

Let’s Make an Adorable Summertime Card 

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Nothing says Summertime to me like a nice juicy chunk of watermelon… and making this card made me get up and grab a watermelon popsicle when I was done…

Skill level: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne – 

• Fireworks Summer Sky – 

• Tear It! Tape – 

• Angel Pink Memento Marker – 

• Lady Bug Memento Marker – 

• Desert Sand Memento Marker – 

• Summer Sky Dew Drop – 

• Bamboo Leaves Dew Drop – 

• Pear Tart Memento Marker – 

• Toffee Crunch Memento Marker – 

Other supplies:

• MFT Through The Clouds Stencil

• MFT Summertime Pure Innocence Girl

• Accent Opaque 120lb White Cardstock

• Gina K Designs 80 lb Layering Weight Cardstock

How To Create Nautical Theme Cards Using Memento Inks

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here with another quick project for you. I have started to create A1 size cards, I think they are the cutest size for note cards. Normally A1 size cards are used for R.S.V.P or Reception cards, but I have started creating them for my every day note cards, I hope you like them too. 

The theme is nautical and when I think of nautical I think navy and white, so for todays project I combine Bahama Blue, Nautical Blue and Teal Zeal Memento Inks. I have a video tutorial for you that shows how these cards came together. I hope you enjoy.

Card Panel Measurement 2 1/2 inches Wide 4 1/4 inches Long

Card Base Measurement 4 7/8 inches x 7 inches, Score on the 7 inch side at 3 1/2 inches. 

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 10 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Memento Ink Bahama Breeze 

• Memento Ink Nautical Blue 

• Memento Ink Teal Zeal 

• Tear It! Tape 

Other Products Used:

• Honey Bee Stamps Zen Ocean Stamp Set (no longer available)

• Honey Bee Stamps Mermaid Song Stamp Set (no longer available)

• Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit (no longer available)

• 100 lb Accent Opaque Cardstock https://amzn.to/3qFj36v 

• Brush https://amzn.to/3KoVExK

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facebook: fb.me/eastwickspaper 

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Make a Congrats Card with Fireworks!

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By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! Alison Heikkila here. It’s getting close to fireworks season, and I am pretty stoked about it. My kids and I love watching fireworks, and I get so happy to see their faces light up, literally and figuratively. I decided to make a fireworks card for Imagine this month…not necessarily for a specific holiday, but as a congratulatory card instead. 

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Directions:

 

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Step 1:

Shake up your Fireworks Spray (I chose 3 colors). Choose your lightest color (Bahama Blue for me) and open the spray bottle. Dip a brush into the bottle and apply the color to watercolor paper. Cover around 1/3rd of the paper. 

*My paper was cut to 4” x 5 1/4.” 

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Step 2:

Repeat this with the other two colors. I used Danube Blue, then Paris Dusk. Try to blend the colors together where they meet. Let dry.

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Step 3:

With a Sponge Dauber, apply VersaMark Ink through the stencil. I opted to use the Dazzle version, but you can use the regular one. 

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Step 4:

After you apply each firework, sprinkle on some Mboss embossing powder and heat set. Fill the panel with embossed fireworks. 

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Step 5:

Shake up the Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold, open the cap, and tap on to the card panel. Let dry. 

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Here you can see how shimmery the panel is. It’s even prettier in person. 

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Step 6:

Apply VersaMark to a scrap of cardstock. Sprinkle on some Mboss embossing powder, shake off excess, and heat set.

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Step 7:

Die cut your sentiment from the embossed cardstock. I used vellum for my shadow layer. Glue together with On Point Glue. 

 

Step 8:

Adhere your sentiment and panel to a white card base. 

Step 9:

Optional: Add some sequins to the card front with On Point Glue. 

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Finished!

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Fireworks! Spray in Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, and Paris Dusk

Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold

Mboss in Rose Gold, Silver, and Shimmering Night Sky

VersaMark Ink: Regular or Dazzle

On Point Glue

Sponge Dauber

 

Other:

Brutus Monroe: Fireworks Stencil

Doodles Paper Playground: Flags and Fireworks Sparkle Blend

White Cardstock

Watercolor Paper

Paintbrush

Vellum

 

How To Create The Perfect Plaid Background Using Kaleidacolor Inks 

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here and I am excited to share my project with you today. I am using the Kaleidacolor Ink Pad in Caribbean Sea to create my two plaid panels. Have you ever wondered or struggled with what colors to use to create a plaid background? Well my friends wonder and struggle no more because the Kaleidacolor Ink Pads solve it all. These ink pads coordinate so well that it takes the guesswork out. In the video I show just how easy it is, with a stencil of course, but the best part is, you don’t have to use all the colors or all the layers of the stencil I am using to get some really cool backgrounds. I will definitely be bringing the pads out more often to take the guesswork out of what colors go well with each other. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

I will catch you next time!   

Katy

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 20 minutes

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Kaleidacolor Ink Pad – Caribbean Sea 

• Ink Refills

– 40 Chartreuse

– 38 Pale Aqua

– 37 Celeste Blue

– 10 Teal

– 39 Nile Green

• VersaFine Clair – Twilight

• Tear it! Tape 

 

Other Products Used:

• Stardream Metallic Lapiz Lazuli

• Accent Opaque 120 lb Cardstock

• Kat Scrappiness Postage Stamp Die

• Kat Scrappiness Happy Fathers Day Die

• Hero Arts Dapper Dad Stamp Set

• Pinkfresh Studio Lowercase Heather and Lea’s Ornate Lowercase dies

• Blender Brushes

• The Greetery Tartan Builder Diagonal Stencil

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Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/eastwickspaperandink 

facebook: fb.me/eastwickspaper 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eastwickspaperandink/ 

Blog: https://www.eastwickspaperandink.com/